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May 2022

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  • May 3 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting a Zoom meeting
  • May 7 7:30 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • May 19  7:30 p.m. Get Together on ZOOM
  • May 23 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors ZOOM meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

2022 05 05 Moon at apogee, 405285 km
2022 05 08 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 05 16 FULL MOON (total eclipse of the Moon fully visible)
2022 05 17 Moon at perigee, 360298 km,
2022 05 22 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 05 30 NEW MOON

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 05 12 00:31 Beginning of occultation of 7 Vir (magn. = 5.36)
2022 05 12 01:29 End of occultation of 7 Vir (magn. = 5.36)
2022 05 20 01:27 Beginning of occultation of 58-omega Sgr (magn. = 4.70)
2022 05 20 02:13 End of occultation of 58-omega Sgr (magn. = 4.70)
2022 05 20 03:08 Beginning of occultation of 60 Sgr (magn. = 4.84)
2022 05 20 03:44 End of occultation of 60 Sgr (magn. = 4.84)

Meteor Showers

2022 05 05 22:30 Meteor shower : Eta Aquarids (50 meteors/hour at zenith)

Comets:  Current comets

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Evening looking west at sunset
2022 05 02 Close encounter between the Moon and Mercury, 3.3°

Evening looking South
2022 05 09 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus, 4.5°
2022 05 13 Close encounter between the Moon and Spica, 4.1°
2022 05 16 Close encounter between the Moon and Antares, 2.2°

Morning east horizon low on horizon before sunrise
2022 05 18 Close encounter between Mars and Neptune, 0.5° Jupiter is lower to the left.

2022 05 21 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun

Morning east horizon low on horizon before sunrise
2022 05 22 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn, 5.1°
2022 05 24 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars, 7.2°
2022 05 24 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter, 5.3°
2022 05 26 Close encounter between the Moon and Venus, 8.7°
2022 05 28 Close encounter between Mars and Jupiter, 0.9°
2022 05 29 Close encounter between Mars and Jupiter, 0.6°

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 05 03 04:06 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 03 07:22 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 05 06 00:54 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 08 19:03 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 05 08 21:43 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 11 00:06 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 05 11 18:32 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 14 03:50 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 05 21 03:43 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 05 23 05:48 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 24 20:03 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 05 24 21:24 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 05 26 02:37 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 28 23:26 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 05 31 20:15 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)